King David (Get to Know Series)
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: April 8, 2014
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About the Book:

A Shepherd and A King

David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting place in history. Discover what it was like to grow up in ancient Israel and then be a king of God s people. KingDavid part of the Get to Knowseries will teach you everything you need to know about an imperfect young man whom God used to do great things!

What I Thought:

I initially got this book to review because I teach Children’s Church at my church and I thought that it would be really great to use with the kids! I wasn’t disappointed! I really liked this book and it was great to use for the class. The reading level for this book was just a tiny bit over my kids (I teach the preschool and a little older) but I think it would be perfect for kids a little older. It has a lot of really good sections in it like the “Did you know?”, and “Bible Hero”. It really lets them dive into the reading and engages them. I also liked that they broke down a lot of vocabulary words for kids so that they could have a better understanding of not just King David, but of Jerusalem and everything as well. I really like it when books go the extra mile to teach kids vocabulary and language skills. It’s really important that kids learn and understand what they read. Also one of my favorite parts of this book is that they relate a lot of things to historically documented events, as well as artifacts from the time. It’s more than just a story book, it actually makes it more real to kids and relates it to history and the times.

In a Nutshell:

This would be a great book for a Childrens Church teacher, or if you have kids that are about middle school age. It really goes the extra mile to educate kids not only about King David and the Bible, but also in reading and vocabulary skills.

 4 owlies!*

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